India-Bangladesh relationship passes golden chapter: Envoy
Publish- February 18, 2019, 09:13 PM
Bangladesh High Commissioner to India Syed Muazzem Ali. File photo
Dhaka, Feb 18 (UNB) - Bangladesh High Commissioner to India Syed Muazzem Ali on Monday said Bangladesh and India will now have to proceed to establish a win-win equation to benefit not only the two neighbours but the entire region as the relationship is passing through a ‘golden chapter’.
He said Dhaka’s ties with New Delhi have reached a multidimensional and comprehensive platform benefitting the people of the two closest neighbouring nations.
The envoy was speaking on Bangladesh-India relations at Kautilya Fellowship Programme organised by India Foundation in New Delhi on Monday.
Young diplomats and academics from 32 countries are taking part in the programme, according to Bangladesh High Commission in New Delhi.
Muazzem Ali quoted Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi as saying that Bangladesh-India relations have become a ‘role model’ for ‘Neighborhood Diplomacy’.
Modi’s remarks came when Bangladesh’s new Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen called on him during his first visit to India early this month.
Syed Muazzem said, “We should showcase this model of relations to the world, in the form of research and study at the university level, in the form of thesis, PhD etc.”
In that sense, he said, “You’re lucky that you’re having a lecture on a ‘role model neighborhood relations’, which is passing through a ‘golden chapter’ and the ‘best ever’ one under the leadership of two Prime Ministers - Sheikh Hasina and Narendra Modi.”
He said the India-Bangladesh relation has gone beyond the strategic partnership level and now encompasses all aspects of the bilateral cooperation.
“We’re confident that the landslide victory of our Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her party Awami Leauge at the recently held 11th Parliamentary Elections of Bangladesh for the 4th term and 3rd consecutive term, will enable us to further consolidate and expand the ever-increasing bilateral ties with our closest neighbor India, based on shared vision and mutuality of interest,” he said.
The High Commissioner said he is happy that India-Bangladesh cooperation is expanding in the multifarious areas like security, energy, connectivity, trade and Commerce, defence, culture, and people-to-people contact.